We don’t get Himalayans in every day (or even every year) at Tabby’s Place, but Abby unquestionably has Himalayan ancestry. That’s not the only ancestry she has, however, as there is just a bit of dilute tortoiseshell marking on her face. She’s quite beautiful, as you’d suspect, and of no great size (and, of course, her longer fur makes her look larger than she really is).
At some time in the past, Abby was declawed on all four paws. We believe she was born in 2006. Like many Himalayans, she’s a very calm cat, and good-natured to boot. So why was she left at a shelter in Trenton? We can’t be sure, but it might have something to do with her significant spinal arthritis, which may be the result of a long-past traumatic injury. The arthritis gives her an abnormal gait, and she doesn’t like her lower back touched much; because of this, we think it best that she go to a home without small children or rambunctious pets who might jump on her. Note that Abby is OK with other felines (we can’t be sure about dogs), as long as they don’t pester her.
While an adopter shouldn’t expect Abby to run around and chase after wand toys, we believe Abby would be a lovely addition to a calm, quieter household. If that description fits your living arrangements and you’re looking for a cat who won’t jump onto counters or scratch the furniture, come in to meet this beautiful girl.